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Stokes Seeds 

FOR SUMMER PLANTING 



July 15, 1918 




Stokes Famous 
Bonny Best Tomato 
Winder moor -grown, 1918 



Price $5 per lb. 
See page IS 



Stokes Seed Farms Co. 

Windermoor Farm •• Moorestown, N. J. 



"^Uill the Boys Come Home 



E AMERICANS are pledging ourselves to 
put forth high courage every new day, 
regardless of reverses, to live right all the 
time, which means keeping splendidly 
efficient, — in short, to do cur individual 
jobs well, regardless of difficulties. All 
this that we may be better men, that the Boys over 
the Blue Water may never question the support of 
the Homeland, and that Morning may not be long 
in coming. 

You are, to a greater or less extent, connected 
with the production of food. Your limitations in 
this great work are only bounded by your equipment 
and your desire. (Even the shortage of workers is 
only changing the kind of production — never the 
volume. ) The matter of the size of your operation 
isn't vital — it is all fine, the intensive garden rows 
and the extensive farm acres. It is the great whole 
that counts, the magnificent national spirit that is 
sweeping America, that Everyone will help win 
the war. 

In a quiet, unassuming way our company has 
furnished seed for a million Allied Acres. Perhaps 
yours are among them; if so, we greet you as an old 
friend, hoping all goes well. Perhaps we welcome 
you for the first time to the friends of Windermoor ; 
if so, we stand at your service. To one and all we 
extend midsummer greetings as one American to 
another — sharing with you a quiet determination to 
play the game even to The Last Long Mile. 

STOKES SEED FARMS CO. 
Bp FRANCIS C. STOKES, 

'President and General Manager 




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Offices and Seedhous* 



Co #ur ifrtente 

EVERY vegetable grower has two duties to perform — 
to grow the maximum amount of food, and after that 
to save as much as possible of that newly-produced 
food by careful storing and canning for use during the 
greater part of the year when gardens do not grow and when 
grocery bills do. It is not merely a question of being thrifty 
yourself; it is a part you can play for the larger end, and, as 
such, gardening has an importance and a dignity perhaps 
never before enjoyed. To sow the ''seeds of victory" once 
in the springtime isn't your whole duty. It lies, also, in 
continuous sowings, and after that in careful winter keeping. 
This booklet will tell you what is still suitable for planting, 
and the National War Garden Commission, Washington, 
D. C, will be glad to send you, without charge, their splen- 
did booklet on the canning and storing of vegetables and 
fruits. It may be considered as authority, and is endorsed 
by a great many prominent agricultural men and publica- 
tions. We are very glad to be able to mention it to our 



customers. 



Stokes Seed Farms Co. 



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LIMA BEANS 

For Southern planting only 

36 Henderson's Bush Lima, or Sieva 

A small-podded, very early type, growing in a compact bush form. 
There will be from two to four seeds in each pod. The quality is ex- 
cellent. Pkt. 10 cts., lb. 40 cts., 10 lbs. $3.50, 100 lbs. $30. 

42 Early Leviathan Pole 

Of all of the old varieties, this is the earliest and at the same time 
almost as productive as any other Lima Bean under cultivation. The 
pods are uniformly straight and are produced in even clusters. Pkt. 
10 cts., lb. 40 cts., 10 lbs. $3.50, 100 lbs. $30. 

BUSH BEANS 

May be sown in the North until August 15 

All Bean quotations are F. O. B. Moorestown and are made subject 
to prior sale. If wanted by parcel post, add 10 cts. per pound 

7 Giant Stringless Green-Pod 

Absolutely stringless, round, dark green pods of giant size and 
unsurpassed tenderness; remains crisp and tender until Beans are 
fully developed in pod, which sometimes attains a length of 6 inches. 
One of the best for the home garden because of its productiveness 
and good quality. Pkt. 10 cts., lb. 30 cts., 10 lbs. $2.75, 100 
lbs. $25. 

25 Davis White Kidney Wax 

An early rustproof variety which bears an abundance of straight, 
waxy white pods of great length. The flavor and quality are excellent. 
Pkt. 10 cts., lb. 30 cts., 10 lbs. $2.75, 100 lbs. $25. 

9 Red Valentine 

Earliness is the feature of this variety. The Beans are fully 
matured within six to seven weeks after planting. The pods of this 
Bean are smaller than the Giant Stringless Green-Pod. They are 
light in color, of medium length, curved, somewhat stringy, but of 
splendid quality and probably known better by large and small 
planters than any other variety in existence. Pkt. 10 cts., lb. 
30 cts., 10 lbs. $2.75, 100 lbs. $25. 



Henderson's 
Bush Lima Beans 



12 Early Refugee 



This Bean is extensively used where long shipments are necessary. 
While not so fleshy as the Red Valentine, it, nevertheless, makes good snaps for home use. 
They are very similar to the Late Refugee in color of seed and shape of pod, but the season is much 
earlier and the vine larger than that variety. Pkt. 10 cts., lb. 30 cts., 10 lbs. $2.75, 100 lbs. $25. 

15 Late Refugee 

A variety which has been sold in this'country for ninety-four years, but with all its age is still 
in''tremendous demand by all who desire a late-maturing variety. It is particularly popular with 
the southern gardeners for northern shipping and with canners. The pods are about 5 inches long, 
round, slightly curved, medium green in color and more productive than the Extra-Early Refugee. 
Pkt. 10 cts., "lb. 30 cts., 10 lbs. $2.75, 100 lbs. $25. 



22 Currie's Rust-Proof Wax 

This early and productive variety is one of the most largely grown of all Wax Beans. It is a 
splendid shipper, and has uniformly straight, light yellow pods about 6 inches long, and flatfish 
oval in shape. The dried seeds are solid black in color. This Bean is perhaps more subject to anth- 
racnose than any in the list. It is not a good Bean for home consumption as it is tough and stringy, 
but its splendid appearance offers a good sale on the produce markets. Pkt. 10 cts., lb. 30 cts., 
10 lbs. $2.75, 100 lbs. $25. 



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BEET 

May be sown in the North up to August 15 

62 Flat Egyptian 

This Beet must not be confused with Crosby's Egyptian, as they are not similar in any way 
except in earliness. Flat Egyptian is the best forcing Beet under cultivation. This Beet is also 
used in a large way for canning purposes, reaching a suitable canning size in from forty-five to 
fifty-five days, according to weather conditions. The matured roots of this Beet are flatter and 
smaller than the Crosby. The color is a very dark red and the interior a dark blood-red, zoned with 
a lighter shade. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., V 4 lb. 35 cts., lb. $1.25, 10 lbs. $10. 

64 Early Eclipse 

This variety is especially desirable either for the home-garden or for bunching. It will mature 
under favorable conditions in about sixty days. The round, slightly top-shaped roots are bright 
red in color and are about 2 Y\ inches in diameter when matured. The interior is a bright red, zoned 
with pinkish white. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Vilb. 35 cts., lb. $1.25, 10 lbs. $10. 

68 Lentz Extra-Early 

This Beet is in great demand by our local Philadelphia County trade. It is also being grown 
with success by market-gardeners in widespread parts of the country. The seed is grown every year 
for us by local market-gardenei s who fully understand the value of producing stock which is abso- 
lutely true. Lentz Extra-Early matures in about fifty-five days, and the dark red root is most 
deliciously sweet and tender. The inside is zoned red and white. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Vi'b. 
35 cts., lb. $1.25, 10 lbs. $10. 

72 Bastian's Half-Long Beet 

One of the most important Beets in our trade, and therefore one about which we have taken a 
great deal of care to assure our customers of trueness to .the original type. The stock we offer is 
grown and selected on our Windermoor Farm, and we stand back of it with the full assurance that 
it will give as good satisfaction as any half-long Beet which has ever been produced. As a late 
Beet for winter and spring use it is unexcelled. The roots are deep red in color, very smooth and 
uniform. The interior is a rich red, zoned with a lighter red, and the flesh is sweet and tender. It 
retains its eating qualities longer than any other sort we know of. When matured, the root is 
about ZYi inches in diameter and will mature under favorable conditions in from sixty to sixty- 
five days. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., y 4 lb. 35 cts., lb. $1.25, 10 lbs. $10. 

MANGEL-WURZEL BEET 
85 Giant of Battles 

This variety has made an excellent reputation with farmers who desire a high percentage of 
feeding value together with a large yield to the acre. The roots grow cylindrical in shape, with 
solid flesh. One of the best points of this variety is that a large portion of the Mangel grows above 
ground, making it easily pulled. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., V 4 lb. 35 cts., lb. $1.25, 10 lbs. $10. 

89 Golden Tankard Mangel 

Golden Tankard is a smooth, yellow-fleshed Mangel having large roots tapering suddenly at 
the bottom. It has small tops, and can, therefore, be grown in rows closer together than the other 
spreading varieties. It is especially recommended for sheep and poultry. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., 
V 4 lb. 35 cts., lb. $1.25, 10 lbs. $10. 

CABBAGE 

ioo Early Jersey Wakefield 

The most largely known of all extra-early pointed-head varieties. Early Jersey Wakefield will 
mature about one week later than the Stokes' Earliest (Etampes), producing a considerably larger 
head than that Cabbage, and being of a very firm, solid texture, the quality of which is excellent. 
The heads keep firm for a considerable length of time and this, of course, is an important factor 
when it is grown as a field crop. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 75 cts., V^lh. $2.65, lb. $10. 

102 Charleston or Large Wakefield 

The particular merit of this Cabbage is the fact that it will produce an exceedingly large head 
quite early in the season, being only about six days later in maturing than the Early Jersey Wake- 
field. It is a sort which is very generally used by all classes of planters, and on the whole gives 
splendid satisfaction. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 75 cts., Wb. $2.65, lb. $10. 



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no Early Winnigstadt Cabbage 

Early Winnigstadt is a hard, sharply pointed Cabbage which is a sure cropper for, owing to 
the texture of its dark green leaves, it does not suffer from insects and diseases as some other less 
hardy varieties unfortunately do. Early Winnigstadt is well adapted for kraut, and is very often 
used as a winter Cabbage when the seed is sown late. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 65 cts., Vilb.* $2.25, 
lb. $8. 

us All-Head Early Cabbage 

A second-early sort of the flat type which has become very popular among large planters, prob- 
ably due to the fact that it has a very deep-set head which increases its bulk very appreciably. 
All-Head Early is used very extensively for kraut and can also be carried through the winter by 
means of late planting. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 65 cts., V 4 lb. $2.25, lb. $8. 

117 Early Flat Dutch 

A very valuable and economical second-early variety. The plant is short-stemmed, upright 
and with few outer leaves; consequently the rows can be set close together. The heads are nearly 
round, with a slightly flattened top, very solid and uniform in shape and size. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 
65 cts., V 4 lb. $2.25, lb. $8. 

120 Succession (All Seasons) 

A feature of this Cabbage is its remarkable resistance to hot sun and dry weather, in addition 
to the fact that it remains in condition for use probably longer than any other variety. It is alto- 
gether an intermediate variety either for late summer or autumn use. The heads are nearly round, 
slightly flattened but solid and of excellent quality. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 65 cts., l / 4 lh. $2.25, lb. $8. 

130 Late Flat Dutch 

One of the old standard late winter Cabbages. The deep, flat heads are as solid as a rock and 
have excellent keeping qualities. It has a reputation for producing more tons to the acre than any 
other Cabbage under cultivation, and by some is used in preference to the late Danish variety. 
Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 65 cts., y 4 lb. $2.25, lb. $8. 

135 Drumhead (Hard-Heading Savoy) 

The success we have attained with Savoy Cabbage during the past two seasons among Phila- 
delphia gardeners has been highly encouraging. Hard-Heading Savoy is a Cabbage which is well 
savoved and of a fine deep color. In trueness to type and in heading qualities we believe it is unex- 
celled. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 75 cts., V 4 lb. $2.65, lb. $10. 

Enkhuizen Glory 

A medium early Cabbage that forms large, very attractive ball-shaped heads; thin-ribbed but 
hard and solid. Fine for the home-garden. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 75 cts., V 4 lb. $2.65, lb. $10. 

145 PE-TSAI, CHINESE CABBAGE 

A Cool-Season Vegetable 

This little-known vegetable has had a wide sale, as it makes a most delicious salad if properly 
grown. It seems to be a cross or hybrid between Cabbage and Cos lettuce. Under good conditions 
it makes a large head, 15 to 18 inches high by 6 to 8 inches in diameter. It bleaches a beautiful 
greenish white. There is a variance in the type, some growing more nearly round than others, 
though the variety we are selling makes a long head. The heads are almost as firm and solid as 
Cabbage, but the leaf-stalk is as tender as celery or lettuce. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 35 cts., V^lb. $1, lb. 
$3.50. 

CARROT 

May be sown in the North up to August 1 

150 Chantenay (Rubicon) 

The most universally used Carrot for all outdoor crop purposes. It is earlier than Danvers 
Half-Long, and will average some thirty to forty tons to the acre. The root is somewhat stump- 
rooted. Its average length will be between 5 Yi and 6 inches, tapering slightly from well-set shoul- 
ders. The surface is smooth and a deep orange in color, and the flesh is very crisp and tender, 
probably the best quality of Carrot which we offer. One of its best features is the fact that it is 
ready for table use at almost every stage during its growth. This is not only of convenience to the 
home-gardener but is also valuable to the market-gardener who can thus take advantage of a 
higher market. The great productiveness and the ease with which Chantenay can be harvested 
have made it a desirable stock-feeding sort which, regardless of the slightly higher price in seed 
over the cheaper varieties, is very often used for this purpose. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., y 4 Ib. 40 cts., 
lb. $1.50, 10 lbs. $12.50. 



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152 Danvers Half-Long Carrot 

A second-early Carrot which, no doubt, has attained its popularity because of its adaptability 
to all classes of soil. Danvers Half-Long is one of the old types of Carrot, and although it resembles 
Chantenay in many ways, it differs mainly in its slightly longer season and shape of root which will 
average from 6 to 8 inches, tapering uniformly to a blunt point and being slightly smaller in diam- 
eter than the Chantenay. The color of the flesh is a rich, deep orange, and the quality is most excel- 
lent. This Carrot is not entirely free from a core of a lighter color than the exterior layers of flesh. 
For this reason we do not advise its use by canners, but this does not affect its value for any other 
purposes. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., V 4 lb. 40 cts., lb. $1.50, 10 lbs. $12.50. 

156 Saint Valery 

It is grown most successfully in rather light soil, as otherwise the harvest is sometimes difficult. 
Care should be taken to prepare the ground deeper than with other varieties, as Saint Valery is 
from 2 to 3 inches longer than such Carrots as Chantenay or Danvers. We have discarded the Long 
Orange in favor of Saint Valery because of the superior appearance of the latter variety. Its color is 
reddish orange and its season follows very closely the Danvers. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., Vilb. 
40 cts., lb. $1.50, 10 lbs. $12.50. 

158 Oxheart (Guerande) 

A Carrot very largely used for hard, stiff soils, for it is the easiest to harvest under such con- 
ditions. The tops are comparatively small, with roots 4 3^ to 5 inches in length and 3}4 to 4 inches 
in diameter. The flesh is a deep orange and of magnificent quality when pulled young. Oxheart 
will produce more tons to the acre than some of the other varieties and is very often used for stock 
purposes. For horses, or as winter food for milch cows, Carrots cannot be surpassed and we would 
recommend a more general use of them by farmers for this purpose. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., 
V 4 lb. 40 cts., lb. $1.50, 10 lbs. $12.50. 



CAULIFLOWER 

May be planted in the North up to July 15 

170 Alabaster (Early Dwarf Erfurt) 

Where the very early market is no consideration, we would advise everyone to plant this variety 
of Cauliflower. It will mature into magnificent heads about one week later than Earliest Snowball, 
and experience has proved that it is one of the surest-heading sorts in the entire list. It is very 
similar in most respects to Earliest Snowball, being of dwarf growth, and the short outside leaves 
forming a pure white head when protected. Pkt. 25 cts., oz. $2.50, V^lb. $10, lb. $40. 

174 Danish Dry Weather (Giant) 

To all who are not situated in cool, moist climates we would advise Danish Dry Weather. It 
has proved the most adaptable strain for growing under hot and dry conditions. Very often suc- 
cess has been attained with this variety where others proved a total failure. This Cauliflower will 
mature about one week later than Earliest Snowball. Pkt. 25 cts., oz. $2.50, y 4 lb. $10, lb. $40. 

CELERY 

For Southern planting only 

190 S. S. Golden Self- Blanching 

Golden Self-Blanching is the standard early Celery of the United States. It is of splendid 
quality and will be ready for use earlier in the fall than any other Celery under cultivation. The 
matured stalks are of medium size, thick and stocky, and with yellowish green foliage. The inner 
stems and leaves blanch as the plants mature. Pkt, 10 cts., oz. 80 cts., V 4 lb. $3, lb. $12. 

192 White Plume 

The chief feature of White Plume is its beautiful appearance. It has light green leaves shading 
nearly white at the tips, and will find a ready sale on almost all markets. As the plants mature 

u ^u 1 " ste ??l ,, ves , turn white - but in order to § ive 11 the ver y be st appearance the plants 

should be artificially blanched before being placed on the market. We do not recommend this 
variety for home use as it has a very flat flavor and in fact is almost bitter. The buying public, 
however, does not seem to remember the flavor of early Celery from one year to another, and, 
therefore, White Plume usually finds as good markets, if not better, than any variety the whole 
winter through. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 25 cts., y 4 lb. $1, lb. $4. 



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195 Meisch's Easy-Blanching Celery 

This magnificent new variety was put out last year under the name of New Easy-Blanching 
Celery. Unfortunately it has been put out under a number of names, which include Sanford, 
Newark Market, Easy-Blanching, etc. The fact that it is an easy-blanching Celery and that Mr. 
Sebastian Meisch, a North Jersey market-gardener, was responsible for its origination commer- 
cially, made us definitely decide at the Varietal Conference held here that Meisch's Easy-Blanch- 
ing should be the standard name. Meisch's Easy-Blanching will mature just after the Golden 
Self-Blanching season is over. The general color is pale green, with a slight yellowish tinge, which 
gives it a blanched appearance. The inner stalks, at a very early stage of growth, blanch to a rich 
golden yellow, so that the usual banking work is eliminated. If stored properly, this variety will 
keep all winter without difficulty. Its eating quality is ideal, for it is entirely free from stringiness, 
very tender, and has an aromatic flavor. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 25 cts., l /\\h. $1, lb. $4. 

198 Giant Pascal 

A good variety for fall and early winter use. Its good quality is shown in the fact that it is so 
tender and crisp that it has to be handled with great care to prevent breaking. The stalk is of 
medium length and blanches to a beautiful whitish yellow color. The stalks are very thick and 
nearly round in the upper portions but are flattened out toward the base. A green-leaved variety 
which was developed some years ago from Golden Self-Blanching, and is recommended either for 
home or market use. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 25 cts., V^h. $1, lb. $4. 

203 Columbia 

An early-maturing Celery resembling the Golden Self-Blanching in many particulars. The 
round, thick stalks are of the Pascal shape. When properly blanched, the heart is a beautiful light 
golden yellow. It will mature close after the Golden Self-Blanching and is recommended for all 
purposes. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 25 cts., ^Ib. $1, lb. $4. 



EvergTeen White Spine Cucumber 



CUCUMBER 

For Southern planting only, and under glass 

316 Windermoor Wonder Cucumber 

An improved strain of our old Perfection Hothouse. We offer Windermoor Wonder as the very 
highest type of greenhouse forcing Cucumber 

Windermoor Wonder is a cross between English Telegraph and Davis Perfect. The outstand- 
ing feature is its intense green color to the very tip. It has been known to yield at least 50 per 
cent higher than Davis Perfect under the same area of glass, and because of its beautiful color, 
which it holds after its maturity, it will outsell any others of its class, as it holds its fresh appear- 
ance several days after picking. The seed-cavity is small, which is in its favor as a slicing variety. 
It may be grown out-of-doors as well as under glass and, if climatic conditions are anywhere near 
what they should be for its growth, stock of greenhouse quality can be grown, as its color will hold 
in the hottest sun where others will fail. Reservations may be placed against the new crop at any 
time. Delivery is anticipated for October 1. Pkt. 25 cts., oz. 75 cts., l/ 4 lb. $3, lb. $12. 



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310 Evergreen White Spine Cucumber 

The White Spine variety of Cucumber has been a leader for many years, and with the special 
care in growing this variety for seed, we can recommend it above all stocks which we have been 
able to secure. The fruits average about 7 inches in length and are blunt at both ends, being 
especially well rounded at the stem end. The skin is a dark green, showing some white stripes, 
but this is being eliminated as far as possible by selection. The flesh is very tender, crisp and white, 
making an excellent slicing variety, for which it is mostly used. Our strain is especially prolific 
for the variety, and nearly all the fruits are very uniform in shape, size and color. Superior to 
any stock of White Spine we have ever offered. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., V^lb. 30 cts., lb. $1. 

324 Green Prolific (Boston Pickling) 

In describing this variety we feel that we have something very superior to most strains of Boston 
Pickling. The stock is especially uniform and the yield per plant is especially noticeable. The 
vines are a rich dark green in color, bearing fruits which have a large number of black spines on 
them. It is both an early variety and a heavy yielder, which makes it very popular with a large 
number of our customers who grow for the pickling factories. The stock is one of the most uniform 
which can be procured and the seed which we offer here will not disappoint our customers in any 
way. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Vilb. 30 cts., lb. $1. 

315 Early Fortune 

This is one of the best introductions in recent years. The vines are strong, vigorous growers, 
producing abundant crops of Cucumbers which are slightly longer than Arlington White Spine, 
more cylindrical in shape, and have a very dark green skin. Is excellent for table use or making 
pickles, as the flesh is thick, seed-cavity relatively small, and the quality excellent. Pkt. 5 cts., 
oz. 10 cts., V 4 lb. 30 cts., lb. $1. 

CORN 

May be planted in the North until July 30 

240 Golden Bantam 

This variety leads all others in sweetness and eating qualities. It is also a decidedly early Corn 
and is, perhaps, second only to Early Mayflower in this respect. The stalk grows from 4 to 5 feet 
high and has the ear placed about half-way up the stalk. Golden Bantam is a rich creamy yellow 
which deepens into orange when ripe. The ear is 6 to 7 inches long, having eight rows to the ear. 
It is mostly well filled up to the end of the ear and makes a very desirable appearance on the table. 
Pkt. 10 cts., lb. 25 cts., 10 lbs. $2.25, 100 lbs. $20. 

241 Extra-Early Adams 

The hardiest Corn for table purposes under cultivation. Its sugar content is very much lower 
than any other Sweet Corn illustrated herein, but, if used when comparatively young, it is bound 
to be a very palatable eating variety. The ears are from 8 to 10 inches long and, coming on the 
market when there is no other local competition, it has found a very definite place in the work of 
the market-gardener. The stock which we offer was secured at a great deal of expense from one of 
our local Burlington County farmers. This seed has been protected by the River Front Growers 
for a number of years, as this early white Corn has found a very important place on the New 
York market. The entire lot which we offer was grown on our own farm this .past season. Pkt. 
10 cts., lb. 25 cts., 10 lbs. $2.25, 100 lbs. $20. 

260 Stokes Double-Barreled Best 

Nineteen-eighteen will be the fourth season for the commercial use of this variety and, having 
grown our entire stock here on Windermoor Farm, we offer it to our trade with every confidence 
that it will produce for you one of the most valuable Sweet Corn crops you have ever grown. Not 
only is it the finest table variety that we know of, but we can say unqualifiedly that it will make 
more money for the grower from one end of the season to the other than any other sort that we 
know of. By successive plantings it is possible to have Double-Barreled Best on the market just 
after the Extra-Early Adams and Golden Bantam are over with, and from that time running until 
frost. Stokes' Double-Barreled Best was given its name primarily because of its almost unfailing 
tendency to produce two fully matured ears to the stalk, unsurpassed by any main-crop Sweet 
Corn under any cultivation. Pkt. 10 cts., lb. 25 cts., 10 lbs. $2.25, 100 lbs. $20. 

270 Country Gentleman (Shoe-Peg) 

Country Gentleman, or Shoe-Peg, needs little introduction to most planters. The exceptional 
quality and depth of grain make it one of the best eating varieties. Besides this, it remains tender 
and fit for use longer, perhaps, than any other sort. The stalk grows 6K to 7 feet high; the ears 
are from 6 to 7 inches in length and are well filled at the ends. The eating qualities of this variety 
are very good, and the small cob allows room for full development of deep, sweet kernels. The 
stalks often bear two and three ears each. Customers are never disappointed when they plant this 
for home or market use. Pkt. 10 cts., lb. 25 cts,, 10 lbs. $2.25, 100 lbs. $20. 



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EGGPLANT 

For Southern planting only 

350 S. S. Black Beauty 

Comparative tests have proved this to be the earliest Eggplant under cultivation. It will pro- 
duce large "eggs" in great profusion. These are very smooth and of a dark rich color which posi- 
tively insures a ready market. The seed which we offer is of our own growing, and will prove to 
be of strong vitality and absolutely true to name. The quality of S. S. Black Beauty cannot be 
surpassed by any variety under cultivation. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 40 cts., V 4 lb. $1.25, lb. $5. 

352 New York Improved Purple 

This Eggplant will mature about one week later than the earliest variety, and is, as the name 
indicates, a smooth deep purple rather than black. The stem is smooth and free from thorns. 
This has long been a standard among planters in the eastern states, and where earliness is no con- 
sideration is not surpassed by any other kind. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 40 cts., y 4 lb. $1.25, lb. $5. 



KOHLRABI 

375 White Vienna 

This variety is in more general use than the Purple described below. Its very light green color, 
no doubt, gives it a quicker sale, and the fact that it is considerably earlier also is in its favor. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts., V 4 lb. 65 cts., lb. $2.50. 

377 Purple Vienna 

A coarser-growing variety, somewhat later than the one described above. Its color is a dark 
purple — hence its name. The plant is taller and the leaves larger and should be set farther apart in 
the row than the White Vienna. It is very similar to the White Vienna except for this difference. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts., l/ 4 lb. 65 cts., lb. $2.50. 



LETTUCE 

May be planted until September 1 

445 Green-Leaved Big Boston 

For some time we have been making a strong effort to procure a stock of Big Boston which was 
absolutely free from any red tinge. We felt all along that such a Lettuce would command a higher 
price on the markets, and experience with this one has proved it, for even in our most depressed 
markets of this past season our Green-leaved Big Boston averaged 15 cents per box over any Big 
Boston Lettuce offered. This, we feel, is as strong a test as it could possibly have. Green-leaved 
Big Boston is about two weeks earlier than our Big Boston. Its heads are large, uniform and 
of a bright green color with positively none of the usual red tinge. If you have been looking for a 
Big Boston Lettuce which is a sure header and all green in color, you cannot do better than fall 
back on this magnificent new Lettuce. All the stock which we offer has been thoroughly tested for 
purity and found to be about 99 per cent true to type. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 15 cts., Vilb. 40 cts., 
lb. $1.50. 

440 Big Boston 

Big Boston is the most generally used Heading Lettuce in this country. The selected type of 
the matured plant has very compact, well-defined, broad, well-blanched heads with very broad 
outside leaves, mostly smooth and having a light brownish red border. Big Boston will mature in 
seventy-eight days from the sowing of the seed. The heads will weigh approximately one pound 
under normal conditions. The seed is white in color. The quality of Big Boston is only fair and, 
therefore, is recommended as a market-garden variety, although its reputation carries it into a 
good many home-gardens. It succeeds especially well in either spring or autumn but is not recom- 
mended as a summer variety. It is a splendid shipper, sure header, reliable and hardy. Pkt. 5 cts., 
oz. 10 cts., V 4 lb. 30 cts., lb. $1. 

444 May King 

After a number of years without this variety, we have decided to reinstate it as one of the sorts 
which should be in every complete catalogue. We have made this decision very largely because of 
the popularity of May King as a greenhouse and outdoor Lettuce. Its solid, round head makes it 
a splendid shipping variety. It is hardy as well as very early and it is particularly recommended 
for spring or fall planting. The leaves are light green, which will be slightly tinged with brown 
under certain climatic conditions. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Vtlh. 30 cts., lb. $1. 



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455 Salamander Lettuce 

A Lettuce for which there are over fifty synonyms, among the most common being Dreer's All 
Heart, Sensation, and Black-Seeded Tennis-Bail. Its high merit and adaptability to all purposes 
is, no doubt, the reason for the very general renaming this variety has received. It is decidedly a 
butter variety, strictly cabbage-heading, large to medium in size, maturing in about seventy days, 
and standing well before shooting to seed. The color is light green, never spotted or brownish in 
any part; quality excellent and highly recommended for both private and market-gardens, being 
of a very sweet flavor, a sure and reliable header, an excellent shipper and good seller. The 1917 
results were most satisfactory in every particular. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., l A\h. 30 cts., lb. $1. 

458 Mammoth Salamander 

A Lettuce similar in style and habit to the Salamander but the matured head will average fully 
from 1 to 3 inches larger. Mammoth Black-Seeded Butter is a synonym for this variety. The 
name "All Right" has also been given it. Both are descriptive. One of the chief features of this 
Lettuce is its long-standing habit after maturing, very often remaining in marketable condition 
for fully two weeks, whereas the Salamander is liable to shoot to seed in half that time. This is a 
very desirable Lettuce for all purposes but particularly for fall sowing. It will stand summer heat 
well, but is not suitable for forcing. Pkt. 5 cts., o z . 10 cts., l A\h. 30 cts., lb. $1. 

462 Hothouse 

A strictly market-garden and forcing variety and wholly unsuited for amateurs or outdoor 
planting. It was first introduced among the greenhouse men of Boston and has since gained wide 
recognition. To our knowledge it is the earliest Lettuce in existence, maturing in fifty-eight days 
from planting-time. After maturing, however, it must be marketed at once, as it will shoot to 
seed very quickly. The leaves are very crumpled and tender; heads uniform in size, growing 
about 8 inches across, with apparently few outside leaves, so that it can be planted to ad- 
vantage under glass. Its compact, waxy, light green leaves are of superb quality. This strain is 
unexcelled by any on the market. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., V^h. 30 cts., lb. $1. 

465 All Seasons 

A variety very similar to the Deacon type which we have ceased to list, but being a little larger 
and later and generally more satisfactory than that variety. The chief characteristic of All Seasons 
is its adaptability to withstand intense summer heat without burning or blasting. Experience has 
proved that it is one of the most satisfactory Lettuces for this purpose. The leaves are peculiarly 
smooth, thick and dull, and do not make a very attractive appearance. It usually comes when 
there is very little Head Lettuce on the market and, therefore, commands a better price than it 
ordinarily would. It will mature in about seventy-seven days, and will hold nearly three weeks 
before shooting to seed. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Vilb. 30 cts., lb. $1. 

MUSKMELON 

5io Netted Gem (Rocky Ford) 

The stock offered has been worked on for several years until the netting on the outside is com- 
plete, the cross sectors having been eliminated. This feature is greatly in its favor for long-distance 
shipping as it will stand up far better than melons with deep-cut sectors running through them. 
The flesh is light green, the seed-cavity small and the quality superb. Netted Gem will resist dis- 
ease and blight as well as any melon we know of, as it has been bred with this end in view. In size 
it is a standard crating melon, running either 45 or 36 to the standard crate. For markets where a 
green-fleshed melon is most desirable and for growers situated so that local markets do not figure, 
we would advise the Netted Gem as the melon which is nearest perfection of any so far offered. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., y 4 lb. 30 cts., lb. $1. 

575 Salmon-Fleshed Netted Gem 

We offer this Muskmelon for the fourth season and are confident that the results will be fully 
up to those of the past two seasons. Under certain conditions the salmon tint is not very pro- 
nounced. A few of our customers have complained of this feature. We believe, however, that the 
selection offered is well set by this 'time, but purchasers should buy it with this understanding. 
Careful selection has made this melon one of the most uniform in size ever offered and one which 
is very strong to resist disease. Its length will average around 4 % inches and breadth 3 % inches. 
It will mature about one week after the earliest varieties, and is particularly advised for the large 
shipper. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., l A\h. 30 cts., lb. $1. 

516 Jenny Lind, Early 

A standard variety which has been listed by seedsmen for a number of years and is particularly 
popular among New Jersey growers, who have made big money on it from time to time. Jenny 
Lind is a good-quality, small, flat melon. The fruits are deeply ribbed; flesh green and exceedingly 
sweet. It ripens very early and, on account of its size, is desirable for the table. The vines are 
rather small but vigorous and productive. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Vilb. 20 cts., lb. 60 cts. 



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580 The Honey Dew Melon 

Colorado has struck more gold. Seldom have we had such keen enjoyment over the introduc- 
tion of a novelty as in this instance. Honey Dew is unique as a vegetable introduction. It is a 
melon nearly the size of a watermelon, having the general characteristics of a muskmelon. Its 
flavor is absolutely superb. We know of nothing which has ever tasted sweeter and richer in the 
whole range of vegetables. This is a broad statement, but we mean every word of it. Any of our 
customers who had the privilege of trying this melon on the fruitstands this past season will agree 
with us. (There were quite a number offered on the city markets.) Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., VAb. 
30 cts., lb. $1. 

583 Osage (Miller's Cream) 

A melon particularly desirable for the markets of the Middle West. It is also looked upon with 
favor by other markets where a large melon finds a ready sale. Osage is nearly round, has a dark 
green skin; flesh is thick and ripens clear to the rind and is of a rich, deep salmon color. Vines bear 
profusely, setting fruit close to the hill, and continuing to bear fine melons, uniform in size, weigh- 
ing about two pounds apiece. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., VAb. 30 cts., Ib. $1. 



WATERMELON 

For Southern planting only 

600 Kleckley Sweets (Monte Cristo) 

The handsomest and best-selling melon of the long, dark green-skinned varieties. Kleckley 
Sweets has long been known as the sweetest, finest-grained and best-flavored Watermelon. It is 
ideal in shape, color, and quality. The rind is thin and tough, and the melons average 18 to 20 
inches in length by 12 to 14 inches in diameter. The flesh is a bright scarlet, crisp and melting. 
For the home-garden and for nearby markets this variety is unexcelled. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., 
VAb. 25 cts., lb. 80 cts. 

612 Halbert Honey 

This melon, we believe, will soon make a very real place for itself with our trade, owing to its 
almost unsurpassed flavor. It is somewhat the shape of the Kleckley Sweets, but not quite so long 
and a little thicker through. It is a very heavy bearer and recommended for all purposes. Pkt. 
5 cts., oz. 10 cts., VAb. 25 cts., lb. 80 cts. 

618 Dark Icing 

One of the very earliest melons under cultivation. It is nearly round in shape, and has a very 
thin, dark green rind. The light red flesh is tender and of delicious flavor. The seeds are white. 
Dark Icing, like Shaker Blue, is not a particularly good shipper, and should not be grown with 
that purpose in view. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., VAb. 25 cts., Ib. 80 cts. 

605 Tom Watson 

This melon is very similar in size, shape and general conformation to Kleckley Sweets. It is 
not quite so sugary and tender-fleshed, but it makes a better shipping melon, and is the one that 
is most largely used in the greatest Watermelon-growing sections in this country. The melons will 
average twenty-five to thirty-five pounds each, running remarkably uniform in size and shape. 
The seeds are brown, edged with white. We do not recommend this melon for family use, as 
Kleckley Sweets is a much better quality of melon in every way, but for market shipping it is 
unexcelled, and it always commands good prices. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., V 4 lb. 25 cts., lb. 80 cts. 

615 Shaker Blue 

Sometimes spoken of as Jumbo, frequently weighing 40 to 60 pounds. It is as large as the 
Triumph, but very much better flavored and more handsome in appearance. The color is a rich, 
dark green, making a very attractive appearance on the market. The flesh is a brilliant red, having 
a heart of splendid quality, and the seeds are white. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., VAb. 25 cts., lb. 
80 cts. 

620 Kolb's Gem 

A strictly market melon not recommended for home-garden cultivation. Its shape is a thick 
oval with light and dark green stripes running from end to end. Flesh is a bright red, but of rather 
poor quality. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., V 4 lb. 25 cts., lb. 80 cts. 



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ONION 

640 Southport Yellow Globe 

A main-crop variety, growing to a uniform, deep globe-shaped Onion, 3 to 5 inches in diameter. 
It has a rich golden yellow color and the flesh of the bulb is mild and juicy. It is one of the most 
largely grown varieties and can be depended upon in every way. Its keeping qualities are quite 
superior and the bulbs make an attractive appearance on the market. It is slightly larger and more 
globular in form than Yellow Globe Danvers. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 25 cts., l A\h. 85 cts., lb. $3. 

642 Yellow Globe Danvers 

No variety is used more extensively for the main crop than Yellow Globe Danvers. It produces 
bulbs of medium size, globe-shaped and more flattened than the Southport Yellow. The flesh is 
creamy white, crisp, mild and of excellent flavor. It produces an excellent crop from seed sown in 
the spring in the open ground. The neck of our strain is very small. The bulbs are quite solid, 
making it an excellent shipping sort. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 25 cts., l A\h. 85 cts., lb. $3. 

648 Round Yellow Danvers 

The bulbs of this variety are flatter in shape than the Yellow Globe Danvers. The skin is a 
light copperish yellow, covering creamy white flesh which is mild and of excellent flavor. Uni- 
formity of growth and strong, healthy plants characterize this strain of Danvers. Where markets 
prefer a more flattened Onion than the Yellow Globe Danvers this variety is especially recom- 
mended. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 25 cts., i/ 4 lb. 85 cts., lb. $3. 

650 Yellow Dutch (Strasburg) 

The bulbs of this Onion are quite large and flat, and this is the variety that is almost universally 
used for producing the best-shaped yellow Onion sets. The skin is very .light yellow or straw-color; 
the flesh creamy white, mild and of excellent quality. Ripens down quickly and keeps well. The 
stock we offer is all superior in its uniformity of shape and evenness of color, and is warranted to 
be true. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 25 cts., V 4 lb. 85 cts., lb. $3. 

654 Southport White Globe 

Southport White Globe produces large, globular bulbs from seed the first year and is one of the 
standard varieties used. The bulb is crystal- white, very finely shaped and has a firm, fine-grained 
flesh. It is quite mild in flavor and is more attractive than most varieties for table use. The globe 
is flattened at the shoulder and slightly rounded at the base. It is one of the better shippers and 
will keep longer than the Bermuda Onions. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 25 cts., ^lb. 85 cts., lb. $3. 

656 White Silverskin (Portugal) 

Larger and more flattened than the Southport. Of medium size, mild flavor, with an especially 
clear white skin. Popular among growers of Onion sets, as it produces a very nice-sized, uniformly 
shaped set. To preserve the pure white effect, care must be taken not to expose the bulbs to the 
sun, and they should be covered with soil. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 25 cts., Vilb. 85 cts., lb. $3. 

675 Southport Red Globe 

This variety is a big favorite with planters who have a good market for the red varieties. 'It 
produces globe-shaped bulbs, medium to large in size, having a smooth, glossy skin, with a small 
neck. The flesh is white, tinged with purple. Seed sown in the spring produces very nice bulbs the 
first season. The shipping qualities of this variety rank first in the entire list, and where bulbs are 
to be stored it is a favorite type. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 25 cts., V^lb. 85 cts., lb. $3. 

680 Large Red Wethersfield 

The bulb of this well-known variety is very smooth and clear-skinned. It is spherical in shape 
and mostly flattened at the ends, being very similar in this respect to Yellow Globe Danvers. 
It has an exceedingly fine neck, with long, slender, clear green-colored tops. It is an early to mid- 
season variety with excellent keeping qualities. The flavor of this variety is stronger than any of 
the others. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 25 cts., Vilb. 85 cts., lb. $3. 

P*TT \ Q, Ma y be Panted in the 
AJ^rVO North until August 15 

750 Alaska 

Earliest of All is a synonym for this variety, and to our knowledge it is the earliest Pea under 
cultivation. The vines grow about 2Yi feet high, are of a light green, with white veins, and under 
good growing conditions will produce a tremendous crop of round, well-filled pods about 2 H inches 
in length. The dry seed is bluish, round and slightly pitted. The crop can be taken off at one 
picking, a feature which makes it one of the most popular varieties for canning. The quality of 
this Pea is not desirable for the home table. Pkt. 5 cts., lb. 24 cts., 10 lbs. $2.10, 100 lbs. $20. 



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Pilot P 



752 Extra-Early Peas 

Under normal conditions this Pea will 
mature almost the same time as the Alaska. 
The Extra-Early was introduced by N. B. 
Keeney & Son, Le Roy, N. Y., some years 
ago, and was the result of several years' 
work in selection. The vine of this Pea is 
about 4 inches shorter, slightly darker and 
almost as prolific as the Alaska. The best 
feature of this Pea is its superb flavor. We 
know of no equal to it in the entire list in 
this respect. The pods are about the same 
length but slightly darker in color than the 
Alaska. Our stock is very uniform ahd can 
be depended on by all classes of trade. 
Pkt. 5 cts., lb. 24 cts., 10 lbs. $2.10, 
100 lbs. $20. 

754 Prolific Early Market 

A Pea ripening about five days after the 
Extra-Early, the pods being fully l A inch 
longer than that variety, and the crop will 
yield fully 25 per cent heavier. The vines 
average about 2 l A feet, are dark in color 
and bear handsome, dark green, blunt-end 
pods about 3 inches in length. Pkt. 5 cts., 
lb. 24 cts., 10 lbs. $2.10, 100 lbs. $20. 

758 Pilot 

This Pea is a selection from the Gradus, 
but is not a desirable sort for the home- 
garden as the quality of the Peas themselves 
is inferior. Its appearance, however, is fully 
as good as the celebrated Gradus described 
on the following page. Owing to the hard, 
round character of the seed it can be planted 
fully as early as the Alaska described above. 
Its growing season is about equal to Gradus 
and Thomas Laxton, but the fact that it 
can be sown about two weeks earlier will 
bring it to maturity just as early in pro- 
portion. Pkt. 5 cts., lb. 24 cts., 10 lbs. 
$2.10, 100 lbs. $20. 

778 

Long Island Mammoth 

This Pea usually matures four or five 
days later than the Telephone and is very 
apt to come on the market after most of 
the other varieties have gone. The long, 
deep-rooted vines of Long Island Mammoth 
have better drought-resistant qualities than 
any other Pea in the entire list, and it is 
strongly recommended as a late variety for 
any and all purposes. When grown in a 
small way brushing is desirable. Pkt. 5 cts., 
lb. 24 cts., 10 lbs. $2.10, 100 lbs. $20. 



780 Telephone 

The long, handsome pods of this variety very often attain a length of 5 inches and contain 
from seven to nine Peas of the very finest flavor. The vines will grow about 4 Yi feet high and we 
would advise brushing except in cases where large quantities are grown, when other arrangements 
are usually made. The stock of Telephone which we offer has been selected for dark pods and is 
particularly recommended as a strain which will be of value to the commercial grower. Telephone 
of late years has lost favor to a certain extent because of the fact that its pods were too light 
to find a ready sale on the market. We believe, however, that we have eliminated this trouble 
to a great extent. Pkt. 5 cts., lb. 24 cts., 10 lbs. $2.10, 100 lbs. $20. 

768 American Wonder 

This is one of the earliest dwarf wrinkled varieties and produces an abundance of sweet, tender 
Peas of delicious flavor. Height 1 foot. Pkt 5 cts., lb. 24 cts., 10 lbs. $2.10, 100 lbs. $20. 



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PARSLEY 

700 Market-Gardeners' Best 

The best moss-curled Parsley in existence, the seed being all imported and from sources which 
years of experience in the seed business have shown to be the most reliable. The Stokes' strain is 
now looked upon by gardeners in many different sections as being the very best it is possible to 
obtain. It is a vigorous, compact-growing variety, excellent for garnishing and flavoring. The 
leaves are finely cut and so closely curled that they resemble bunches of moss. The color is a uni- 
form dark green, and very careful work has been done in selecting out any single or plain-leaf 
"rogues." It is very hardy, and withstands drought and cold. As a garnishing and flavoring 
Parsley it has no equal. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., l A\h. 50 cts., lb. $2. 

710 Hamburg Turnip-Rooted 

This variety cannot be used for garnishing as can the one described before. The root is the 
edible portion and resembles a small parsnip both in color and shape. The flesh is white and in 
flavor similar to celeriac. The foliage is similar to plain Parsley. The roots can be dug late in the 
fall and buried in sand for winter use. It is very desirable for flavoring soups, etc. Our strain of 
Hamburg Turnip-rooted is in high favor among our market-garden customers, and anyone plant- 
ing it in the small garden will be highly pleased with the result. Bear in mind, however, that it is 
not such a finely cut garnishing Parsley as Market-Gardeners' Best. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., 
V 4 lb. 50 cts., lb. $2. 

PARSNIP 

725 Hollow Crown 

The seed of our Hollow Crown is such that we can recommend it highly as being the very best 
imported, which will produce very even roots from one end of a row to the other, for it has been 
carefully selected for size and shape. In all such crops as Parsnips, carrot and the Hamburg pars- 
ley, etc., great care should be exercised to have the ground loosened up to the depth of at least 18 
inches if finest-shaped roots are expected. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts., V4U>. 75 cts., lb. $2.50. 



PEPPER 

For Southern planting only. Orders accepted against new crops, delivery of which is 
anticipated for September 1 

830 S. S. Ruby Giant 

This choice "Standard" Pepper grows to a very large size, averaging 4 to 4 3^2 inches long, by 
3 Yi to 4 inches wide at the thick end. The fruits are quite early, very handsome in shape, sometimes 
growing fully as large as the Chinese Giant, but of a very much better shape. It is a cross between 
the Chinese Giant and the Ruby King, hence its name. The flesh is mild and sweet and beautiful 
deep green when young, brilliant red when ripened. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 35 cts., l A\h. $1.25, lb. $5. 

832 Chinese Giant 

This is the Jumbo of the Pepper family. Our strain of Chinese Giant has been very carefully 
selected for a series of years, and will grow smooth and handsome, usually divided into four lobes, 
indented at the blossom end. The flesh is thick and mild and a beautiful dark green. It is the 
latest of all Peppers in maturing. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 60 cts., V 4 lb. $2, lb. $7. 

834 Ruby King 

This is the most popular Pepper of its class, being a much more desirable sort than the Bell, or 
Bull Nose. The plants grow about 2 feet high, and bear a fine crop of handsome scarlet fruits. 
These grow 3 to 6 inches in length, about 3 inches through. The flesh is quite thick, sweet and so 
mild that the Peppers may be eaten from the hand like an apple. It is especially fine for mangoes. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 35 cts., V 4 Ib. $1.25, lb. $5. 

835 Neapolitan 

This is the earliest of the large, mild red Peppers and the most productive of all. From seed 
started in February, plants set out the latter part of May, the fruit may be picked the latter part 
of June. The skin and flesh are bright red, of fine flavor, sweet, very mild and tender. They carry 
well and keep in prime condition a long time. For market-gardeners and pickling establishments, 
the Neapolitan is particularly recommended. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 35 cts., l A\h. $1.25, lb. $5. 



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836 Large Bell, or Bull Nose (Hot) 

Where a large main- season hot Pepper is desired, Large Bell, or Bull Nose, will certainly find 
a place. In shape it is slightly thicker through than Ruby King, but is much shorter. It will turn 
red under about the same conditions. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 35 cts., %lb. $1.25, lb. $5. 

840 Red Chili 

This produces a small, bright red, very hot Pepper, maturing late; pods about 2 inches long, 
1 inches in diameter at the base, tapering to a sharp point. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 35 cts., Vilb. $1.25, 
lb. $5; 

836 Pimiento 

An exceptional Pepper in that it does not contain a trace of fieriness. The flesh is quite thick 
and when fully ripe a brilliant red. The skin may be easily peeled off by scalding the Pepper. 
It is of medium size and of a shape adapted for filling. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 35 cts., %lb. $1.25, lb. $5. 



SPINACH 

May be planted in the North until October 1 

945 Bloomsdale Savoy 

This is the very best variety we know of for fall sowing. It has thick, large leaves, finely curled 
and crumpled, producing magnificent heads of excellent quality. We believe it is one of the most 
profitable crops when grown on a large scale. We have encouraged many of our customers to go 
into it heavily, with almost invariably good results. Bloomsdale Savoy is a great barrel-filler and 
is excellent for shipping. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., V 4 lb. 35 cts., lb. $1.25. 

950 Victoria Long-Stand ing 

This is another hot-weather sort, and resembles very much the All Seasons, which was selected 
rom it. The Long-Standing is a straight-leaved Spinach, sometimes called "Dog-Ear." It is, 
nevertheless, one of the very best varieties for hot-weather use, and a large number of our cus- 
tomers still hold to it. As a home-garden Spinach we believe it is equal to the All Seasons in every 
respect, as its quality is just as good. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., V 4 lb. 35 cts., lb. $1.25. 



RADISH 

May be planted in the North until September 15 

875 Scarlet Globe 

Probably more largely used for all purposes than any other Radish. Scarlet Globe is of a 
rich, bright scarlet; the shape is short olive-shaped or short oval, and the top is small. Under 
favorable conditions it will mature about five days after the Earliest Scarlet Forcing, but under 
unfavorable conditions it will take at least thirty days before maturing. Its maximum size before 
becoming pithy is 1 % inches long by % inch in diameter. As compared with Scarlet Olive-shaped 
it is shorter, slightly lighter in color and about two days earlier in maturing. The interior of the 
root is pure white, mild, crisp and fine-grained. Its season is rather short and it must be pulled 
reasonably soon after maturity. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Vilb. 35 cts., lb. $1.25. 

877 Giant Crimson 

Growers desiring a large, later Scarlet Globe should carefully consider the merits of Giant Crim- 
son. It is a Radish nearly twice as large as the former variety, maturing fully one week later. Its 
shape is nearly round, color bright crimson, and it will hold longer before becoming pithy, its maxi- 
mum size in that stage being about 1 Z A inches long by 1 X A inches in diameter. It is slightly smaller 
than White Box, but will mature five to ten days ahead of that variety. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 
10 cts., V 4 lb. 35 cts., lb. $1.25. 

879 Sparkler White-Tip 

One of the most attractive and desirable Radishes in our list. The color is a very deep scarlet, 
with a distinct white tip covering about one-third of the lower diameter of the root. It will mature, 
under favorable conditions, in about twenty-eight days and will hold longer before becoming pithy 
than some of the earlier Radishes described before. Its maximum size before becoming over-ripe 
is about 1 M inches in diameter. In shape it is nearly round and slightly flattened on the under side. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., V 4 lb. 35 cts., lb. $1.25. 



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900 White Icicle Radish 

A Radish in very general use for all purposes. It is a long, clear white Radish, growing 5 to 6 
inches in length before becoming pithy. It will mature about five days later than the Scarlet Globe 
and ten days earlier than the White Box. It will hold several days before becoming pithy. The 
stock offered is reasonably uniform. The shape tapers regularly from near the shoulder to the tip, 
holding its thickness for nearly its full length, the thickest part being 1 inch from the top. Pkt. 
5 cts., oz. 10 cts., V 4 lb. 35 cts., lb. $1.25. 

905 Long Scarlet 

A long red Radish in large demand in certain markets. It is quite similar to Long Scarlet White- 
Tip, although, when taken as a whole it is not considered quite up to the latter variety in attractive- 
ness or quality. It is a crisp, tender Radish, however, which will grow quickly. Its season is not 
long for it must be pulled comparatively early after maturity. The color is a deep red and when 
prepared for the table it is altogether very attractive. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., V^lh. 35 cts., 
lb. $1.25. 

910 Chartier (Shepherd) 

A summer variety that is somewhat similar to the Long Scarlet White-Tip. As compared to 
that variety it is lighter in color, being a dull pink for about two-thirds of its length, shading to a 
clear white at the tip. It will, however, remain longer before turning pithy than the latter variety 
and for this reason is more desirable for some purposes. For spring planting we do not consider it 
so desirable as the Long Scarlet White-Tip. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., y 4 lb. 35 cts., lb. $1.25. 

914 White Strasburg 

A large summer Radish desirable for late planting when other early and smaller varieties will 
not keep in condition. It will mature in about forty days and remain in condition for a compara- 
tively long time. Its maximum size before becoming pithy is at least 5 inches in length and 1 y% 
inches in diameter. The color is white, with a slightly green-ivory tinge. One-fifth of the root usu- 
ally grows above ground. Its shape is cylindrical; its quality is very fine and not surpassed by any 
Radish of this class. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., V 4 lb. 35 cts., lb. $1.25. 



TOMATO 

For Southern planting only 

THE FAMOUS BONNY BEST 

New crop seed, Windermoor grown, ready September 1, for southern planting only. 
Orders, booked against the new crop 

1005 Special-Stock Bonny Best 

FOR FORCING 

As has been our custom in the past, we have made a special selection from our Bonny Best crop 
for seed for forcing purposes. This stock is the result of individual-hill selection by our Tomato 
expert. The requirements for this selection, before acceptance, are size, tonnage, uniformity of 
ripening, resistance to disease, and color. Our Special-Stock Bonny Best for Forcing is recommended 
to every Tomato-grower in the United States. We not only recommend it ourselves but know that 
it is being recommended by hundreds of greenhouse men who have tried it and who have had suc- 
cess with it. Pkt. 25 cts., oz. $1, V 4 lb. $4, lb. $15. 

iooo Stokes Bonny Best Tomato 

Ten successive and successful years for Stokes Bonny Best Tomato and the demand still on 
the increase! Such is the record for this most magnificent and profitable variety, which was named 
and introduced by the late Walter P. Stokes ten years ago. A ten-ton-per-acre crop was grown on 
Windermoor Farm this past season, which has been considered a splendid record in view of the 
fact that all of the New Jersey Tomato crop was very light indeed. 

Stokes Bonny Best is for all practical purposes as early as the Earliana, setting from twenty to 
fifty nearly globe-shaped fruits for every hill. Its color is an intense glowing scarlet, ripening to 
the stem without crack or black spot. As a general-season Tomato, we know of no other which can 
equal Bonny Best either for home or commercial use. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 35 cts., VUb. $1.25, lb. $5. 

1022 Stone (Red Rock) 

Perhaps the standard main-crop Tomato for all purposes. It is quite similar to Greater Balti- 
more but differs in some respects. The fruits are solid, nearly round but slightly flattened, have a 
very small seed-cavity and are exceptionally uniform in size. Stone is very prolific and has proved 
a tremendous money-maker the country over. As a slicing variety it is unsurpassed. Pkt. 10 cts., 
oz. 35 cts., V 4 lb. $1.25, lb. $5. 



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1010 Johnson & Stokes' Earliana Tomato 

We take an especial pride in the Earliana, for we have felt that we had a reputation to hold up 
concerning it, as our predecessors were directly responsible for its naming and introduction back in 
the nineties. There are very few Tomato-growers who do not know the Earliana, and regardless of 
all its weaknesses, which are due entirely to its earliness, it is the most largely grown early Tomato 
the country over. The great difficulty of selecting for extremely early specimens usually brings 
trouble of some sort, either in small specimens or in inferior quality. Although the Earliana is 
liable to crack around the stem and is, perhaps, not so good-flavored as the Bonny Best, it, never- 
theless, has proved to be one of the very best money-makers on the farm. The ideal selection which 
we are working for is a large, smooth, extremely early type not subject to cracking or spotting, and 
taken from the most prolific vines. Not all of the Earliana Tomato seed which is offered at the 
present time is stock which will grow a profitable crop. Planters should exercise extreme care not 
to allow their stock to deteriorate from year to year. The introduction of new, well-bred seed at 
least every three years is the duty of every Tomato-grower. As compared to Bonny Best, Earliana 
will ripen a portion of its crop four or five days ahead of the Bonny Best. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 35 cts., 
i/ 4 lb. $1.25, lb. $5. 

1026 Enormous 

Growers desiring the largest Tomato possible should plant Enormous, for it is well named. 
The fruits are, perhaps, the largest of any Tomato under cultivation and although not particularly 
solid it will stand a fair amount of handling, but long-distance shipping is not recommended for 
this variety. Its color is a rich, deep red, and the quality excellent. A profitable "nearby" market 
sort. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 35 cts., V 4 lb. $1.25, lb. $5. 

1024 Matchless 

A variety particularly recommended for short market shipments, as it is not quite so solid as 
the Stone described above. Matchless is a vigorous grower, producing fruits of a rich cardinal 
color, free from core and of superb flavor. Matchless is particularly recommended for the home- 
garden, and it has a reputation for retaining the size of its fruits late in the season. Pkt. 10 cts., 
oz. 35 cts., y 4 lb. $1.25, lb. $5. 

1030 Stokes Standard Globe 

An extra-early Tomato distinctly of the globe type. Its color is a beautiful and uniform purple- 
pink and its quality is superb. As a slicing Tomato we know of no superior. Stokes Standard 
Globe is one of the very best shipping sorts that we know of, for it may be picked when green and 
hard and by the time it is put on sale three or four days later it will be in beautiful condition. 
Our strain of Globe will average 144 to the crate which is the standard carrier. The vines are excep- 
tionally strong and vigorous and have been selected for blight resistance. All the seed saved is 
from selected fruit. We cannot recommend this Tomato too highly either for southern shipments 
or for northern greenhouse work. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 35 cts., V^lb. $1.25, lb. $5. 

1031 Livingston's Beauty 

A Tomato in large demand where a pink or purple of standard size is desired. It is a standard 
main-season sort which will produce large tonnage to the acre under proper conditions. .Pkt. 
10 cts., oz. 35 cts., '/ 4 lb. $1.25, lb. $5. 

1032 June Pink 

June Pink is an extra-early Tomato resembling in appearance and habit of growth the Earliana 
in almost every particular except in its color. It is an enormously productive sort and develops 
good-sized fruits throughout the season. Its color is a bright, attractive pink, and under conditions 
where earliness comes above everything else, we could not advise a better variety. Pkt. 10 cts., 
oz. 35 cts., V 4 lb. $1.25, lb. $5. 

1015 Dwarf Champion 

This is a good early variety to use where space is limited, as it is compact and dwarf in growth. 
The fruits are medium in size and purplish pink in color. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 35 cts., V 4 lh. $1.25, 
lb. $5. 

SMALL PRESERVING SORTS 



1040 Yellow Plum 

The fruits average 1 l A inches in length and 
14 inch in diameter. They are of a bright 
lemon-yellow and of excellent flavor. This is 
the most desirable sort for pickling. Pkt. 5 cts. , 
oz. 25 cts., V 4 lb. 85 cts., lb. $3. 

1041 Yellow Pear 

Similar to Red Pear, except that it is yellow. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 25 cts., y 4 lb. 85 cts., lb. $3. 



1044 Red Plum 

Similar to Yellow Plum, except that it is red. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 25 cts., y 4 lb. 85 cts., lb. $3. 

1045 Red Pear 

The fruit is a bright red, of true pear-shape 
and of rich flavor. We prefer the Red Pear to 
the Red Plum, which is sometimes sold under 
this name. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 25 cts., y 4 Ib. 
85 cts., lb. $3. 



SUMMER SEED LIST • 1918 



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TURNIP 

1050 Purple-Top White Globe 

This variety is very often spoken of as the Red-Top White Globe and is probably in larger 
demand than any other Turnip. It is used for either table or stock purposes, but should be pulled 
accordingly. It will be about ten days later in maturing than the Purple-Top Milan but grows to 
a larger size and has a more attractive shape, the top half being a beautiful reddish purple and the 
part under ground a pure ivory-white. It is a very highly recommended strain. Pkt. 5 cts., 
oz. 20 cts., V 4 lb. 75 cts., lb. $2.50. 

1051 Early Purple-Top Flat (Strap-Leaf) 

Also known as Early Red-Top Flat. An early flat Turnip of the very finest quality, and slightly 
larger but in many respects very similar to the Purple-Top Milan. The roots should be prepared 
for the table when not larger than 2Yi inches in diameter, but for stock purposes they may be 
grown considerably larger. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts., y 4 lb. 75 cts., lb. $2.50. 

1059 Yellow or Amber Globe 

We consider this the best of the yellow varieties, for it can be used for the table or for stock- 
feeding. It attains quite a fair size and is an excellent winter keeper. The flesh is crisp, firm and 
of good quality; the roots should be pulled early for home consumption. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts., 
i/ 4 Ib. 75 cts., lb. $2.50. 

1052 Early White Egg 

A splendid table variety, growing to a good size and of finest quality. They are rapid growers , 
often reaching a size of 4 to 6 inches in diameter. The flesh is fine-grained and of mild, sweet flavor. 
The skin is pure white. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts., y 4 lb. 75 cts., lb. $2.50. 

RUTABAGA 

1070 Yellow Rutabaga (Imported Seed) 

An excellent strain, and the variety usually sold in this country. It is imported from France 
and will produce excellent results of somewhat the same character of Turnip described above. 
The seed is of high germination, and, for general purposes, will give a splendid account of itself. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., y 4 Ib. 50 cts., lb. $1.75. 

POT-GROWN STRAWBERRY 
PLANTS 

Ready for shipment July 15 to September 30 

These plants are being grown for us at Red Bank, N. J., and being pot-grown will furnish a good 
crop of berries the first season. The following varieties include the newest and best-known standard 
sorts. Extreme care is taken in the matter of packing so that all plants should arrive in good con- 
dition. Plants should be set 15 inches apart in rows 2 feet apart. Cut off all runners as they appear 
and keep well cultivated. When the ground starts to freeze in December, cover the beds with 
straw manure or salt meadow hay and in the spring rake the mulch off the plants to allow them to 
come through. Keep the plants surrounded by the mulch in order that the soil holds moisture. 
Brandywine Gandy Marshall Success 

Chesapeake Glen Mary Sharpless Wm. Belt 

Price, F. O. B. Red Bank, N. J., $1 per doz., $5 per 100 

Everbearing, or Fall Varieties 

Superb Progressive 
$1.50 per doz., $8 per 100 



WINTER RYE 

The seed offered herewith has been grown on Windermoor Farm and harvested July, 1918. 
It is exceptionally fine in every respect and will give satisfaction to all planters. Rye is an especially 
valuable crop at this time, owing to the Government restrictions on wheat, and we are pleased to 
be able to offer our trade, as long as the supply lasts, a magnificent lot of seed grown right here in 
front of our seedhouse. Lb. 10 cts., 10 lbs. 75 cts., 60 lbs. (bus.) $3.30, 100 lbs. $5.50. 



J. Horace McFarland Company, Harrisburg, Pa. 



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Stokes Seeds 

FOR SUMMER PLANTING 




STOKES GREEN-LEAF BIG BOSTON LETTUCE 
Grown in California from private stock seed. Price $1.50 per lb. See page 8 

STOKES SEED FARMS CO. 

Windermoor Farm •• Moorestown, N. J.